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Why The Playstation 4 and Xbox One Both Get Incomplete Grades

Gareth at Skewed and Reviewed has posted an opinion piece stating that both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One deserve incomplete grades. He states this not as a negative towards either system but rather due to the fact that pending updates and fixes as well as a shortage of top flight exclusives at launch have not allowed consumers to see what the systems are fully capable of.

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Godmars2901038d ago

Its going to be at least a year before the consoles can accurately be measured.

And review sites examining them minute by minute if not second...

Phoenix761038d ago

So glad im waiting till the end of feb before I get my PS4. More Games, Apps and Fixes before then..... Hopefully lol :D

Garethvk1038d ago

Exactly. We will enjoy our consoles but I think this time next year is a good point to say ok you have had a year to get your bugs and fixes done. Its a new holiday shopping season what have you done game and console wise to make me either want to get one or say that I am so glad I have it.

GarrusVakarian1037d ago

Yep. Judging a consoles potential at launch is like judging a fine wine without giving it time to mature. Give it a good 2-3 years, let all the great exclusives come out and then make a judgement.

NYC_Gamer1037d ago

The PS4/X1 launches aren't perfect due to limited software and hardware issues..

Garethvk1037d ago

Which hardware issues concern you more the Xbox One or the PS 4? We have an interview with a tech expert in our Dec magazine, and we asked him about both and he had some interesting thoughts.

RyuCloudStrife1037d ago

I think if my PS4 was a defective one it would have burned already because I took 5 days off and had it on 95% of the time lol.

Hicken1037d ago

Well, more than ever in the past, these consoles can be improved quite a bit after they launch. It was possible to a certain degree last generation, but the hardware was so limited that there was only so much you could do.

Now, it's one thing if you grade it as it is at launch. I don't particularly mind that. But if you're grading them for their lifetimes, then I have to say that any judgment you make now can and should be considered an interim grade.

RetrospectRealm1037d ago

Completely agree with the article. Everyone's giving out grades now but really, they were just released. We should expect problems. Plus, we have barely any games out for these consoles!

MYSTERIO3601037d ago (Edited 1037d ago )

So true, i was always perplexed by the idea of launch console grading as it seems to imply a "finished product" which both systems are far from right now. During the coming years both systems will receive numerous changes which makes it near impossible to predict how they will operate many years from now. System grade scores should be held after a consoles life cycle and not before i believe.

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